Border Checkpoint

Shenzhen residents annoyed by bright lights at Hong Kong border crossing

A section of the boundary fence separating Shenzhen and Hong Kong (right). Photo: SCMP

Scores of Shenzhen households have been complaining about very intense light coming from the Hong Kong side of the Shenzhen River for weeks, a report published in the Guangzhou-based

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 6:05pm 1 comment

Let's stop aiming at Leung and let him do his job

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attends a question and answer session regarding the illegal structures at his home in Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang

On Sunday around noon when I returned to Hong Kong from Shenzhen via the Huanggang-Lok Ma Chau checkpoint, I was stunned once I stepped out of the building. The compound outside was so full of Hong Kong-bound tourists. After a half-hour navigating over hundreds of suitcases in the direction as indicated by the signage, I came to a dead end.

21 Dec 2012 - 1:33am

Officers acted properly in missing girl case, immigration chief says

The immigration chief has defended the department's frontline officers after a 10-year-old girl disappeared after crossing the border at Lo Wu alone last week.

Speaking publicly about the case for the first time, Director of Immigration Lai Tung-kwok said it was impractical to question every child at border checkpoints.

7 May 2015 - 5:14pm

Holidaymakers' exodus keeps checkpoints busy

Tens of thousands of holidaymakers swamped the airport and border checkpoints yesterday to take advantage of the five-day holiday.

The early dash on the first day of the Ching Ming Festival and Easter holiday saw a steady stream of people during the day passing through the 10 checkpoints. Immigration officers manning the desks handled the exodus smoothly.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Staff who let woman over border face action

The Immigration Department is considering disciplinary action against officers who allowed an 82-year-old woman with senile dementia to slip through the Lowu border crossing without travel documents.

11 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Easter border jam proves too much for some

Updated at 6.14pm: Tens of thousands of commuters thronged the SAR's border checkpoints on Friday at the start of the four-day Easter holiday, but long queues and hours of waiting drove some people to call off their trip and two travellers got embroiled in a punch-up.

13 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Border checkpoint

The Lok Ma Chau checkpoint is be improved, with an expanded passenger hall and more Customs and immigration counters to cater for a daily average of 35,000 passengers.

The cost is estimated at $1.19 billion, legislators were told.

21 Jan 2000 - 12:00am